Points of Contact
The Community Partnership
- Lease-Up Process: Leasing Manager, Tianee Moses-Newby (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Rental Payments: Program Assistant, Min Hee Kim (email@example.com)
Department of Human Services
- Rapid Rehousing Inbox: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Rental Payment Lead: Program Analyst, Rebecca Worrell (email@example.com)
- Inspections: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Greater Washington Urban League
- Rent Payments: email@example.com
The Family Rehousing Stabilization Program (FRSP) aka Rapid Rehousing, is a time-limited assistance program that supports at-risk or unhoused families determined eligible by Department of Human Services (DHS) programs via the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center. For more information on family services, please visit the DC Department of Human Services website
The Community Partnership is responsible for facilitating the program’s “lease-up” process on behalf of DHS. Upon entry into the program, participants are provided orientation, the rental calculation is conducted, and a lease and Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract, if applicable, is signed. Lease-ups are conducted virtually Monday-Friday.
For Customers/Tenants: To be eligible for FRSP, a household must meet the definition of a family, experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, and intend to be a District resident. FRSP is available only to families connected to another DHS program – like a shelter – after being assessed and determined by the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center.
For Landlords: If a potential tenant applies for a unit and states they are connected to FRSP, please contact TCP’s Leasing Manager, Tianee Moses-Newby, firstname.lastname@example.org who will verify if the household is eligible and provide appropriate next steps, including connection to the household’s respective shelter case manager.
Before families sign a lease, the housing unit (unit) must be deemed Rent Reasonable as determined by The DC Housing Authority (DCHA). Units must also be validated and pass a Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection completed by an HQS licensed inspector with the Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL). For a unit to be validated, a series of documents need to be submitted for approval as part of a “Landlord Packet,” including but not limited to the following; a recorded Deed, Basic Business License, Voided Check, Certificate of Occupancy, W-9, etc. The entire Landlord Packet can be found HERE. If a document or information is incomplete or missing, the applicant’s shelter case manager will contact the property to have the corrected documents re-submitted.
Once the Landlord Packet is completed, it should be sent to the applicant’s shelter case manager. If a landlord is unaware of who the case manager is, they can contact Program Assistant Min Hee Kim at email@example.com
- Through the Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL), the program will pay the first month’s rent, security deposit, and subsequent monthly rental payments.
- Program participants select a housing unit and sign their leases.
Rental Payment Structures
Initiative (RPI)- Housing providers may enroll in the District’s Rental Partnership Initiative,
which is a partnership between DHS, GWUL, and landlords. With this initiative, clients pay their rental portion to GWUL, and GWUL will make a full rental payment to the landlord/property on the 1st of each month. This ensures that the landlord receives a single payment with the full rent each month, rather than the previous breakdown of receiving a subsidy portion from GWUL and the
remainder from the tenant.
To be a partner in RPI, the landlord, DHS, and tenant must sign a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract, which enters DHS as a third party to the lease while providing extra protections to the tenant.
Housing providers may also participate in the Landlord Partnership Fund (LPF). The LPF mitigates exposure to adverse rental costs by compensating landlords for excess unit damage and unpaid rent. Landlords must register for the LPF within 30 days of lease-up and may submit claims to receive payment for incurred costs after the tenants move out. Click here to learn more about the LPF and how to register.